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Poster: staggerleib Date: Sep 15, 2011 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just saw The Music Never Stopped (film)

I loved this movie. Knew nothing of it, but was looking through the on-demand with the wife one night, and saw a review and description of it, said that we must, watched it, and then put together a personal soundtrack of it. Unfortunately, the actual soundtrack doesn't do it justice.

The beauty of it was that the music held the key to his memory, and was also the key to his connection to his father. In many ways it was the key to his personality. The movie was very poignant.

I really loved it, and have purchased it on DVD very recently. I no longer buy DVDs, but this one merited an exception.

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Sep 15, 2011 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just saw The Music Never Stopped (film)

In terms of the live music scene "suspension of disbelief" it completely falls apart, low budget indeed, but that’s not the point, the more compelling point of this film is/was the divide that played out in most families in every small town across America as fathers and sons were completely divided over the war and draft and their opposing views of patriotism.

Beyond the 58,000 US troops and 2,000,000 Vietnamese who perished in this senseless conflict, this divide ultimately led to several causalities here at home, as well. The most compelling point of this film was the patience and love that the therapist gave forth to Gabriel, and the personal growth of his parents.

I can still hear the heated arguments that transpired between my oldest brother and the old man that eventually led him to split as did thousands of young men during the late 60's and early seventies. And, the look on the old mans face on August 9th, 1974.

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Sep 15, 2011 3:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just saw The Music Never Stopped (film)

Yes those were the elements of the film that touched me the most. While watching I found myself thinking of my own relationsip with my dad, and how so many of my own memories are so indelibly linked to the music that is so important to me. Not a perfect movie by any means, but there was so much good about it that I have to recommend it.

Edit: ugh I hate this threaded comment system. Now it looks like I was responding to Kochman, when I was actually responding to Staggerlieb's earlier posting

This post was modified by Jobygoob on 2011-09-15 22:29:27

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Poster: vapors Date: Sep 15, 2011 2:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just saw The Music Never Stopped (film)

I enjoyed this film immensely and it moved me to tears more than once. The acting was perfect and truly beautiful in many memorable scenes. Incredible story with so many personal connections for me. I wish I could watch it today with my dad.